Great picnic until this guy showed up.
GRIMM, Season 2 Ep. 4 – This was a more revealing episode than in the past–I mean, look at what has happened to Hank (Hornsby)! He has transitioned from just being Nick’s sidekick to full-on totally into the Grimm aspect of being a cop. This worries me. Is the reason that Hank can now see Wesen because he is a closeted Grimm, or is it because Hank is losing his sanity? I am not liking where this is going. I know it makes things easier for Nick (Giuntoli) to have a partner who is “in the know,” but this revealing will also come at a price. I am not too clear on exactly what that is– but it is not looking too good for Hank. The opening to last night’s episode seemed more like a eulogy than a reference to a famous fairy tale:
Death stood behind him, and said: “Follow me the hour of your departure from this world has come.”
This references Grimm tale #177 Death’s Messengers, and a superbly fitting intro for Quill the fourth episode of season two. In the tale, a giant won a fisticuffs battle over Death and left Death lying on the side of a road. Death worried that while he lay battered and bruised, people would no longer die and go on living. If not for a helpful traveler, Death would have remained by the side of the road. Even though, Death could not spare him, he told the traveler that he will send his messengers to let him know that he is coming for him in the form of sickness. So far, we had Hank made ill by love; Wu made ill by pica, and Juliette via toxic kitty. In this episode, our dear Rosalee fall victim to illness.
Have an illness? Sickness travels.
I had been saying all along that something, or someone major is coming. Now death is sending its messengers in the form of Fluvus Pestilentia–the Grimm or Wesen version of the swine flu. According to Aunt Marie’s Grimmapedia–this disease spreads quickly, from one Wesen to another. So it wasn’t surprising that Rosalee (Turner) a Fuchsbau became ill, and not Sgt. Wu (Lee) who is human. Wu was attacked by a sick Wesen, which he killed when it attacked him. Good that Wu is also getting more screen time.
Juliette (Tulloch) is still trying to get her memory back and has made a calls to Monroe (Mitchell), and our favorite Eisbiber, to help Juliette remember her relationship with Nick. There were a few slip ups of information, but we pretty much get that Juliette is struggling to remember her once beloved. Speaking of beloved, Monroe and Rosalee is hitting it off pretty awesomely and as much as I really do not like really good shows that quickly result to cheesy romantics in an effort to rescue a failing series; however, this was a tactical move by the writers and producers of the show. It keeps us from wondering or wanting Monroe and Rosalee to get involved in a relationship. Both are strong supporting characters individually, but as a team, their ability to become dynamic problem solvers are limitless.
The Dynamic duo?
When and where the next illness or death will come? I have a feeling that it has a lot to do with Renard (Roiz) and the never ending list of attackers landing in Portland. After another mysterious tip, Renard dispatched an officer to find out who exactly is coming to “finish the job” he obviously did not finish. I wonder about this as well. What the hell Renard’s responsibility supposed to be and when will the rest of us be in on it? This is kinda wearing the show thin. Enough with the late night calls from “who in the hell knows,” and bring on what we all have waited all last season for–the Renard reveal. We now can add two more to the “catalog of Wesen” that appeared in this episode: a Nuckelavee, a “horse man” Wesen sent to Portland by someone in the seven families; and a Stangebar, a “porcupine man” Wesen that interrupted Monroe’s picnic with Rosalee.
Thank Grimm NBC changed the intro to the show. It is now more fitting of the show’s overall theme and make it look less comedic. Grimm is so amazingly frustrating that I will have to continue watching just so my curiosity is tactically sated.
Grimm returns Friday, September 28 at 8 CT.
Source NBC Grimm